She claims that her dark skin color faded away because she spends so much time traveling in cold countries. And yes this is probably true because in countries where she tours such as France, Belgium and parts of the US aren't particularly sunny.
Her single, Take a Bow, remained in the Top 10 songs on iTunes for about a month in June 2008.
Rihanna worked with Maroon 5 on a song called If I Never See Your Face Again.
Rihanna is friends with Chris Brown.
Rihanna came out with a new album called Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded on June 17, 2008. It contains all of the songs from Good Girl Gone Bad and 3 bonus songs, Take a Bow, If I Never See Your Face Again (with Maroon 5), and her brand new single, Disturbia.
Over the years, Rihanna has been placed on several celebrity magazine and online "Top" lists, including: #86 on AIM's 100 Hottest Brunettes #57 on AIM's Celebs Under 25 #15 in Maxim's Hot 100 Women in 2008 #78 on Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2007 for her music video featuring Ne-Yo "Hate That I Love You" #8 in Maxim's 2007 Hot 100 List #1 in a poll conducted by AntiBloat to find the "Sexiest Celebrity Stomachs" in July of 2008
Rihanna won as Cosmopolitan Magazine's Ultimate Mistress of Music for 2007.
At the 2007 American Music Awards, Rihanna was chosen as the Favorite Female Artist for Soul/R&B category.
Rihanna doesn't eat Mexican, Indian, Japanese, or Chinese food. Instead, she snacks on local fruit and lots of water to keep healthy.
While she was a child, Rihanna's mother, a professional make-up artist, did not allow her to use beauty products. Ironically, she grew up to became the spokesperson for Cover Girl cosmetics.
Aside from her singing voice, Rihanna gets awards for her legs-they're even insured for a million dollars. She admits that she has to work out regularly to make them look fit.
Rihanna has put up her own foundation called "Believe" to help sick children get medical treatment, school supplies, and toys.
Rihanna is a big fan of Whitney Houston.
In February 2008, it was revealed that Barbados was creating a national holiday to honor Rihanna. Rihanna accepted the honor and put on a free concert for her fans.
Her father, Robert Fenty, is Bajan and her mother, Monica Fenty, is Guyanese.
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